Student Health Services

Health Service at Anna Maria College supports students’ well-being and success by assisting them in maintaining good physical and emotional health. We believe in a holistic approach to health and our goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. The office provides information on disease prevention, programming tools for optimizing a healthy lifestyle and provides care for acute and minor illnesses and injuries.

For the time being, in person appointments will not be held at Health Services. The office is providing telephone referral to local health care resources as needed. In addition, students will also be referred to their PCP for direct medical care.

Health Service is overseen by a Nurse Practitioner (Chelsea Gould, NP), staffed with a Registered Nurse (Anne Marie Weiler, RN), and care is coordinated with a Medical Doctor (Dr. Leonard Waice). For appointments please contact our office manager, Judy Pingitore at (508) 849-3315 or email japingitore@annamaria.edu.

In the event of an emergency, please call Public Safety at (508) 494-9010 or 911.

Hours, Office & Staff

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Immunization Compliance

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Urgent Care Facilities

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COVID-19 Information

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Hours, Office & Staff

For the time being, in person appointments will not be held at Health Services. The office is providing telephone referral to local health care resources as needed. In addition, students will also be referred to their PCP for direct medical care.

Health Service is overseen by a Nurse Practitioner (Chelsea Gould, NP), staffed with a Registered Nurse (Anne Marie Weiler, RN), and care is coordinated with a Medical Doctor (Dr. Leonard Waice). For appointments please contact our office manager, Judy Pingitore at (508) 849-3315 or email japingitore@annamaria.edu.

In the event of an emergency, please call Public Safety at (508) 494-9010 or 911.

Chelsea Gould, NP

Clinical Coordinator
Health Services
(508) 849-3316

Judy Pingitore

Office Manager
Health and Counseling Services
(508) 849-3315

Anne Marie Weiler, RN

Registered Nurse
Student Health Services

Immunization Requirements

Compliance requirements are upheld by several Anna Maria College Departments. Health Services (HS) manages the Medical Immunization Compliance requirements mandated by the State of Massachusetts to protect you, your peers, and the health of the public.

Any student not meeting these requirements could be prevented from registering and attending classes, and/or moving into housing until the information is provided.

Anna Maria College has partnered with Medicat to deliver higher quality care more efficiently. Click here to access the Medicat System*.
*If it is your first time visiting, you will need to register. Once registered, you will be able to complete all of your health service forms.
**Anna Maria College requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated by the date they arrive on campus.

Do I need to be compliant with immunizations?

The State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that a completed medical file for each student be maintained in Health Services. Each student must have had a physical examination within one year of admission. The pre-entrance immunization requirements at Anna Maria College are based on the Massachusetts Law 105 CMR 220.000. All students at Anna Maria College must present evidence that they are adequately immunized in order to register for classes. Required immunizations include a two-dose series MMR, three-dose series of Hep B, two-dose series Varicella (or proof of history of disease), Quadrivalent Meningococcal vaccine (for all residential and commuter students) and Tdap. All international students need to have Tdap immunization within 12 weeks of arrival in the U.S.

When do I need to be compliant by?

Immunization compliance needs to be completed before you start your first classes. This compliance requirement will continue throughout your tenure at Anna Maria College and the status of compliance may change. This means students may fall in and out of compliance at various times throughout the year because some immunizations expire or new requirements are added by the State of Massachusetts. You will receive notification if you go from compliant to non-compliant, but you should always review your medical immunization compliance.

Can I submit a waiver?

Immunization requirement waivers can only be granted under two circumstances listed below. For no other reasons can waivers be granted.

  • Religious waiver: A religious waiver is provided by the student documenting their conflict with the requirement due to their religious beliefs. This is then reviewed by the Health Services Department for approval.
  • Medical Waiver: Physician certification that immunizations are contraindicated due to a prior adverse reaction or current medical condition.

Urgent Care Facilities

Please know that all of these areas will be screening for fever, respiratory symptoms, travel, or any COVID related symptoms BEFORE entering the building. Gloves cannot be worn. Must use hand sanitizer. Due to social distancing some sites will only allow one visitor, while some may not.

For Serious/life-threatening Emergencies
Public Safety: (508) 949-9010 or call 911

Area Hospitals and Emergency Medical Care Centers

Hospital Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for COVID-19?
St. Vincent’s Hospital (also known as Worcester Medical Center) Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm 508-363-5000 123 Summer St. Worcester, MA 01608  

No

UMass Memorial Medical Center (UMMC)University Mon. – Fri. 7:00am – 6:00pm 508-334-1000

(connects to all sites)

55 Lake Ave, North Worcester, MA 06155 Yes. No appointment needed.
UMMC Memorial Campus Mon. – Fri. 7:00am – 6:00pm 508-334-1000 119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605  

No

Non-Emergency and COVID Testing Terms

Non-life-threatening/urgent issues: conditions that may worsen quickly or if unable to wait until Student Health opens again, have a friend drive you to a local walk-in clinic or hospital for a medical evaluation.

You may call your primary care physician or Student Health Services when office is open (Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am – 4:30 – Health Services is closed between 12 pm-1 pm and on weekends.)

24/7 Nursing Triage: Many insurance plans have a nurse’s hotline for medical questions and advice. Check the back of your insurance card for the phone number and other information.

** Insurance Coverage: Medical insurance may often restrict when, where and from whom you receive certain types of medical care. Please call the member information phone number located on the back of your insurance card for your plan restrictions. **

Clinic Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for COVID-19?
ReadyMed – 2 locations

WALK IN

Check website for wait times. https://readymed.org/

Mon. – Fri. 9:00am – 8:00pm 508-595-2700

 

 

774-221-5135

366 Shrewsbury St,

Worcester, MA 01604

 

460 Southbridge St, Auburn, MA 01501

 

 

No

Services Provided at ReadyMed: Physicals $120-NO insurance coverage for physicals. X-Rays, Labs, Ultrasounds, IVs, antibiotics physical exam, CT scans, and only do rabies and Tetanus (Tdap) vaccines (vaccines billed to insurance).

 

Clinic Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for

COVID-19?

AFC Urgent Care WALK IN

You can check-in online. www.AFCurgentcare.com/worcester

Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 8:00pm

 

Sat. – Sun. 8:00am – 5:00pm

508-544-0719 115 Stafford St.,

Worcester, MA 01603

Yes. No appointment needed.

Services Provided at AFC Urgent Care: Sports Physicals $75- NO insurance coverage for physicals. Meningococcal vaccine not offered at this site. All other vaccines (i.e. Tdap, MMR, Varicella, Hep B., etc.) are provided. Vaccines are covered by insurance. Flu shots, STD testing, wellness checks, X-Rays.

 

Clinic Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for COVID-19?
CareWell Urgent Care – 2 locations

 

WALK IN

If you prefer, you can book a tele- med appointment online: https://www.carewellurgentcare.com/

Mon. – Sun. 8:00am – 8:00pm 774-420-2111

 

 

 

 

800-659-5411

500 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605

 

 

 

757 Boston Post Rd. E.,

Marlborough, MA 01752

Yes. No appointment needed.

Services Provided at CareWell Urgent Care: Physicals $50- NO insurance coverage for physicals. They do not offer IV fluids and ultrasounds; however, they can do X-rays. Tdap and Hep B available. MMR not offered at this site, however offered at Care Well Urgent Care Center of Marlborough. Call insurance ahead to check if vaccines will be covered.

 

Clinic Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for COVID-

19?

Urgent Care of Holden

Appointment ONLY (in-clinic or telehealth)

You can book an appointment online https://www.clockwisemd.com/hospitals/3794/visits/new or CALL telephone operator.

Mon. – Sun. 8:45am –

5:00pm

508-829-3800 5 Shrewsbury St.,

Holden, MA 01520

 

 

No

Services Provided at Urgent Care of Holden: Services for aches, pains, minor injuries, bites and burns, allergies, X-rays, and lab services. The only vaccine available is the Tetanus vaccine (Tdap). Call insurance prior to visit for vaccine.

 

Clinic Hours: Telephone No. Address: Do they test for COVID-

19?

CVS Minute Clinic – 2 Locations

 

WALK-IN until 5 PM. Appointment after 5PM. Check website for wait times. http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic

 

You can book a clinic or video visit online https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/reserve-online

Mon. – Sun. Open until 10pm

 

 

Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 6:00pm

 

Sat. – Sun. 9:00am

– 5:30pm

508-852-0238

 

 

 

508-839-2240

44 West Boylston Street,

Worcester, MA 01608

 

 

100 Worcester Street, County Plaza, Grafton, MA 01536

Yes, PCR

for   coronavirus available.

Services Provided at CVS Minute Clinics: Physicals $69- NO insurance coverage for physicals. Flu shots, Hep B, Meningitis, Tdap, Td, MMR available. Provide services for minor injuries, illnesses, wellness and physical health, etc.